Howard Shore added more life to the Lord of the Rings trilogy with his beautiful scores. Many pieces of his music from those films live on a playlist that I play regularly. Shore has that amazing ability to make you see the movie just with the music, and I can’t wait to get there with The Hobbit.
Thanks to Empire, you can get a head start – they’ve got the entire soundtrack for the movie streaming for absolutely free. The soundtrack won’t be released until December 11th so it’s quite the sneak peek! The only catch is that you can’t jump from track to track; but you can still listen to as much or as little as you like to get a feel for the movie.
Even though I’m crazy excited to see The Hobbit, I’m limiting myself to only listening to a few samples. It may sound silly, but I don’t want to spoil too much. I did pick out some familiar Middle Earth themes, and it seems like Shore is just building on what we know and adding to the depth and to the world. I can’t wait to see and hear more!
(via Geeks of Doom)